Alfred Lorimer

Born: Longridge, 1892.

Died: Egypt, 1 February 1915

Burnley career

0 appearances

0 goals

Position: Winger

Alf Lorrimer was working as a tailor in Burnley and playing in the Burnley Tuesday League when he was given a trial in the Clarets’ reserve team in February 1914. He had previously played for Preston’s reserves but appeared in his first Central League game for Burnley on the right wing in Burnley’s 2-1 win against Southport Central. He made such a favourable impression that he was immediately offered a professional contract.

He was fast, with excellent ball control and showed every sign of becoming a top professional player.

Sadly he never got the chance to fulfil his potential and died in Egypt whilst serving his country as an RAMC reservist.

Private Alfred Lorrimer
Royal Army Medical Corps
Died in an accident Egypt, 1 February 1915, aged 23
Buried in Ismalia War Cemetery, Egypt

His war is over, his sun is set, 
But those who loved him, will never forget. 
RIP

Acknowledgements and thanks for additional research are due to the following: 
 
Ray Simpson,
Peter Briggs, 
Mike Smith, 
Website www.burnleyinthegreatwar.info.